How to start your own TV show in South Africa?

How to start your own TV show in South Africa?

I live in South Africa and i have an idea for a TV show, where and how do I start?

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How to start your own TV show in South Africa?

Experience is the best tool why companies and individuals produce certain ideas for TV. Whether the TV shows is purchased or not, you will be able to build a relationship with industry executives. Once you have a thorough understanding of the direct relations with these executives, you will know the kind of TV show to offer them and guarantee sales. A complete script can help a lot when you present it to the producer because this will serve as the basis of the project potential. A brief outline or synopsis is not good and you will surely find it hard to sell the show.

Getting Started

#1 Get Comfortable in Front of the Camera

Buy a camera or use your phone and just start recording stuff. The more practice you have, the more comfortable you will feel being in front of the camera.Plenty of people feel nervous or silly being on video, but it’s not hard once you get going. Remember to be authentic and always let your personality shine through.

#2 Lay Out a Structure for the Show

Is your show going to be filmed in a studio, or are you going to have a reality show where someone follows you around? Are you going to be walking around with a guest and a couple of cameras on you? What is the structure going to be and what is the purpose of your show?

Be clear on what people are going to get out of watching it.

For Ambitious Adventures, we knew that we wanted to travel the country and interview entrepreneurs. The main premise was all about travel and entrepreneurship, along with inspiration, motivation, education, and entertainment. What do you want your show to be about?

#3 Find a Way to Fund Your Show

There are several different ways that you can raise money to fund your idea. Try reaching out to different investors, or start a crowdfunding campaign like we did. Most people shoot a pilot, pitch it, and hope to get funding to go and create their show. Greg and I said screw it and decided to fund it from the crowd, be resourceful, and create our own show. It’s 100% possible. Source:https://medium.com/the-ascent/5-steps-for-creating-your-own-tv-show-e2f96a6ef9dc

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You can contact other producers and skilled film and television production people from Film Contacts.

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